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Cluster of drug resistant TB in Ang Mo Kio remains mystery to health professionals, months after outbreak
 

Cluster of drug resistant TB in Ang Mo Kio remains mystery to health professionals, months after outbreak

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The outbreak of TB with several residents from Ang Mo Kio being diagnosed with a strain of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis made big news earlier this year. However, months on, healthcare professionals are still unsure of how the rare strain of TB spread amongst the six patients.
 
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30 Dec 2016 - General
 
There is a critical point mentioned here by Theekshana Abayawickrama . Healthcare professionals are in the front lines when dealing with a devastating disease like multidrug resistant tuberculosis. We have to take all possible precautions to keep us and our precious families safe. We have to bear in mind also that the BCG vaccination for TB doesn’t give lifelong protection against TB infection albeit it is protect...
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Didn't realize that even in Singapore tuberculosis is a common disease as I thought this is just common in developing countries like here in the Philippines. When I read further and saw that the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB is highly unusual for them that is when the picture seemed to fit better. MDRTB is unfortunately not shocking here in the Philippines as, like a mentioned in another topic, TB is highly taboo so people tend to not seek treatment or not be compliant because of emba...
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